All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.